Human Capital Management and Leadership Major and Career Info

The major in Human Capital Management and Leadership prepares graduates to understand how organizations attract, develop and lead their talent to create sustained competitive advantage.

The curriculum highlights understanding and implementing evidence-based best practices associated with human capital consulting, leading organizations, change management, employee engagement and motivation, cross cultural management, talent acquisition, employment law, compensation, executive decision making and strategy, and human resource management. 

The diversified course of study prepares graduates for positions in consulting, leadership rotational programs, employee development, management, human resources, and other related fields in both domestic and global business contexts.


  • Measure employee performance
  • Understand the legal environment of employment
  • Motivate and lead self and others
  • Initiate organizational change
  • Understand and facilitate diversity, equity & inclusion in organizations
  • Gather, organize, and analyze behavioral information related to individual group and organizational performance
  • Resolve ethical dilemmas
  • Attract, select, and reward employees

Top Employers

  • Brooksource
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Oracle NetSuite
  • Textron

Career Opportunities

  • People Advisory Services Consultant
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Training & Development
  • Compensation Specialist
  • Project Manager
  • HR Analyst
  • Human Capital Consultant
  • Business Analyst

A Word From Former Students

“In my Management and Leadership classes, I found myself deeply engaged in the content, learning about leadership theories, change strategies, and even consulting practices. Since I started working with People Advisory Services at EY, I get to apply those teachings through a variety of client projects ranging from HR system implementation to change management. I have been able to succeed and flourish in my job and my other involvements thanks to the knowledge and experience I started building through my major.”

– Brandon F. ‘18, People Adversary Services Staff Consultant

“As a Program Manager for a Leadership Development Program, I work with leaders cross-functionally to create a talent pipeline for our organization and develop program initiatives that will be engaging for our participants. Not only has my coursework given me the confidence to lead, manage through change, and understand business strategy, but it has also prepared me to embrace the complexities and restraints of employment law, compensation, and overall human resource management. I am extremely grateful that my major has prepared me to take on the challenges and opportunities that I have faced in my career so far, so that I can positively impact the business and the lives of our employees on a daily basis.”

 – Gina V. ‘17, Program Manager